District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor Joe

WOW how time flies by!!

Lion Michelle and I along with the DG Team have been having a GREAT time traveling in the district and visiting with all the LIONS. If you do not have your visits set up yet please reach out to Lion Michelle Foster (Cabinet Secretary) and she will set your club up.

The DG Team is working hard to move our District (Past the Horizon) and all is going well. As we look to the Future we are Making decisions as a team and looking at all the options to make our District Shine.

There are some upcoming opportunities available to the members of your Club. I believe that Lions need to reach out once and while to help educate your club on changes that have taken place in our communities.

One of the things set up for our clubs is the Missouri Day At Leader Dog, If you have never had the chance to visit or haven’t been in a while now is your chance. You will not be disappointed in the trip. See the flier in the newsletter for details.

Thanks for all the support that has been given this year I am blessed to represent this GREAT District!!!

Yours in Lionism,

DG Lion Joe Foster

District Governor 26-M2


Message from 1st Vice District Governor George

Hello Lions,

As I write this, I'm in the middle of packing for St. Charles, Illinois for my District Governor training. I will spend the next 5 days becoming a better lion for our district. The good news is St. Charles is 40 miles NorthWest of Chicago and is enjoying a balmy 5 degrees with a wind chill of -34, oh goodie, goodie.

As I try and make myself a better Lion for the district, we should all take a moment and ask ourselves.....how can I help to change 1 more person’s life. How can I make 1 more difference in the World. How can I bring in 1 family or friend to help me in my quest to just help 1 more.

I believe we can make a difference together.

Join with me and "Aspire to Inspire ".

Thank You for All you do,

1st VDG Lion George Winkeler Jr.
1st Vice District Governor 26-M2


Message from 2nd Vice District Governor Sandee

Fellow Lions,

What a winter we are having! Springtime can’t come fast enough for me.

Our Clubs are planning and preparing for the “Service and Fundraising” season which will be here soon.

New and established projects will be seen by the public in our communities. Let’s have fun and show our neighbors why they, too, should be Lions. As we take part in activities benefitting hunger, vision, diabetes, the environment, childhood cancer and more, be sure to advertise not just the event but the reason for the event and other ways that your Club contributes to the quality of life in your area.

And as District Governor Joe has reminded us all this year, “Let them see you having fun and they will naturally want to join you!” Step back a bit and view your activities as others see
them and be proud to be a Lion.

I hope to see you at the upcoming BBQs and trivia nights,

2nd VDG Lion Sandee Marshall

2nd Vice District Governor 26-M2




Deadline for the next issue of The Lions That Roar is
April 12th.

Now is the time to for you to get an article in spotlighting your club or a special event. Pictures will be used whenever possible. Do you want to share why you became a Lion? Maybe you can inspire others.

Please send to the 2018-2019 Editor Lion Dave Kinkade at editor@lions26m2.org.